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German National Players Could Earn $390K Each For World Cup Victory

  • German men’s national team players could garner $390,000 each if they win the World Cup.
  • Earnings will comprise of bonuses for progressing through the various stages of the tournament.
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The German national soccer team is set for a massive payday if it can win the men’s FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

The DFB, Germany’s football federation, will pay players $390,000 each if they take home the title. It’s a significant increase from 2018, when players were offered a little more than $370,000 each — though they didn’t win.

The earnings will comprise of bonuses for progressing through the various stages of the tournament. Of course, the biggest bonus is assigned to winning the championship game. 

If the team doesn’t get past the group stage, for example, players will earn less than $100,000 each.

Despite its generosity to the men’s team, the DFB came under fire a few months ago for refusing to pay women’s players equal to their male counterparts if they scored a Euro victory. 

Women’s players were offered $61,000 each, while men’s players were offered more than $400,000. 

Several other major countries, from the U.S. to Denmark, have agreed to offer men’s and women’s players equal pay.

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